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in canada's british columbia. first-time offenders could face criminal charges and up to $4,000 in fines and fees if they refuse a breathalyzer test. >>> the u.n. general assembly meets today with representatives from 192 countries expected. one big topic, worldwide poverty. >>> lady gaga is among the activists today demanding a repeal of the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. they will rally in portland, maine. >>> finally this half hour, turning off the lights. this week we say good-bye to a symbol of american ingenuity, the incandescent lightbulb. >> ge will literally stop making the old-style bulbs to make way for more efficient ones. jeremy hubbard sheds a little light on the story. >> reporter: the bright idea that illuminated the world is reaching a less than glowing end. this week, ge is shuttering this plant in winchester, virginia, its last u.s. factory producing plain old incandescent lightbulbs. new energy standards will all but ban the bulbs over the next four years, forcing millions to switch to compact fluorescents. most of which are made overseas. seems the inventio
. the pakistan international airlines jet left from canada. and made an emergency landing in sweden, after authorities got a tip that a passenger was carrying explosives. a suspect has been detained. but so far, no explosives have been found. >>> the american hiker that was released from iran ten days ago has been with iran's president. sarah shourd made an appeal to mahmoud ahmadinejad for release of two other americans, still being held. shourd's fiance, shane bauer, and their friend, josh fattal, are accused of spying. >>> and a federal court has challenge of the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. a judge in tacoma, washington, thinks that the air force should reinstate a nurse. she was fired six years ago for homosexuality. the judge said the military had violated her constitutional rights. >>> and finally, the world's largest dodgeball game ever. over 1,700 students and coaches at the university of california at irvine blasted each other with 600 rubber balls. they smashed the previous record by 547 participants. there's a first look at the headlines. back to dan and ashleigh. >
it in half. the majority of the east coast, from north carolina, to canada, is either under a tropical storm watch or a hurricane watch. rhode island, virginia, maryland, massachusetts and north carolina, all under states of emergency, following hurricane earl. to be ready, fema is sending 400,000 liters of water, 300,000 meals and 54 generators to ft. bragg, north carolina. and over 160,000 liters of water, 213,000 meals and 41 generators to massachusetts. there will be wind and waves and water on virginia beach for a while longer. but the big -- well, the big concern will be eastern massachusetts, cape cod and that coast of maine. george? >> okay, sam. thanks. >>> we're back at the smart screen right now. we want to use google earth to give you a little better sense of the winds being created by this hurricane and the storm path. the highest force winds are that purple, about 100 miles per hour, right near the eye of the storm. then, it spreads out to tropical storm winds in the gray and yellow. you see as we move up the coast, as sam was saying, when you get up to massachusetts again, the
near rodanthe is now on the road to canada. >> we're heading back to montreal. >> 18 hours? >> yes, 18 hours straight. >> reporter: the one road off the island was a slow-moving mess. >> they won't let us stay. they're going to make us sit in this traffic. >> reporter: the storm is fearsome and still forecast to skirt the eastern coastline. but state officials worry it could change its mind. >> there have been times people have sworn to us it's not going to touch us and within three hours it's right on top of us. >> reporter: fema is already shipping bottled water, generators and 300,000 meals to north carolina and massachusetts. >> we could see watches and warnings continue to move up the east coast. that's why it's so important for residents to have an evacuation plan ready to go if the evacuation order were called for. >> reporter: fema says residents from north carolina to maine should look out for storm surge. a moving wall of water that could do terrible things to low-lying areas highlighted here in blue. this is cape cod, in the path of earl, and hom
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